BENEFITS OF COLON HYDROTHERAPY
Colonic hydrotherapy is a type of colon cleanse that forces low-pressures streams of water into the colon to flush out the intestinal tract and encourage better overall health. They are usually performed by a licensed professional and can be uncomfortable, but provides benefits in the end. For best results, a colonic should be performed at least once a month, depending on lifestyle. Home colon flushes using herbal pills or an enema can be used in between visits. Read more
“Colon hydrotherapy is the perfect specific procedure to eliminate constipation and restore normal bowel function. My approach to medical practice is to balance the GI tract using stool testing. I find various pathologies relating to bacteria, yeast, parasites, and other organisms of this nature. A lot of disease comes from imbalances in the colon, as manifested by inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, autoimmune diseases, allergies, multiple sclerosis, and certainly constipation. Such imbalances can be corrected by means of colon hydrotherapy, herbal supplements, and diet,” says Dr. Paul Flashner. “There is no question about the huge difference a health professional can bring to the patient by utilizing colon hydrotherapy plus other complementary and alternative methods of healing.” Read more
IMPORTANCE OF THE COLON HYDROTHERAPY EQUIPMENT
Class II Classification
The most advanced and safest colon hydrotherapy equipment in the market are classified as Class II medical devices. Class II medical devices are FDA-registered and intended for colon cleansing when medically indicated, such as before radiological, colorectal or endoscopic examinations.
Definition of Colonic Irrigation System
A colonic irrigation system as defined by the Code of Federal Regulations, Sections 876.5210 & 876.5220, is a device intended to instill water into the colon through a nozzle inserted into the rectum to cleanse (evacuate) the contents of the lower colon. The system is designed to allow evacuation of the contents of the colon during the administration of the colonic irrigation. The device consists of a container for fluid connected to the nozzle via tubing and includes a system which enables the pressure, temperature, or flow of water through the nozzle to be controlled. The device may include a console-type toilet and necessary fittings to allow the device to be connected to water and sewer pipes. The device may use electrical power to heat the water. The device does not include the enema kit.
Open vs. Closed Class II Systems
Fluid Water Therapy uses ONLY Class II Open Systems such as the one that appears below as most clients prefer the comfort and cleansing experience it provides. Open systems utilize gentle, gravity-fed water rather than the pressurized water.
An example of a Class II Closed System appears on the right. Conventional closed systems require a therapist to insert a speculum into the client’s rectum and then attach a disposable hose. A pressurized stream of water is then delivered through the attached hose. When the colon is filled & pressure reaches maximum levels the therapist manually drains the colon back through the hose. Please note that Fluid Water Therapy does NOT utilize closed systems.